Bon Voyage: A Pre-Departure Checklist for Studying Abroad

According to the Institute of International Education, 304,467 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in 2013 and 2014. Nearly 40 percent of those students studied abroad in just four countries; the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France. While the destinations and reasons behind why students want to go abroad vary, the pre-departure preparations are largely the same. Brush up on cultural awareness Even if you've visited the country many times, living in a new country is … [Read more...]

Can I Change a USA Tourist Visa to a Student Visa?

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Serpil, Orlando, USA   I have a 10-year tourist visa and I am in USA at the moment.   Is it possible to exchange my visitor visa to a student visa directly in the USA without going outside of the US?   Thank you, Serpil     Hereunder are a few suggestions I had for Serpil (please note that I am not an immigration officer) however I did some research and found out the following … [Read more...]

Australia Student Visa Point System

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Sufii from Pakistan   Please tell me about Australia study visa point system.   I have done +2 in 60% 10th grade in 71%.   Ielts 5.5 not less than 5.   Accepted by Cambridge College Australia in management diploma.   My father is gonna sponsor me. He has AUD40000$   Please tell me about my Australian study visa chances and, please also tell me if the family tree is a compulsory document … [Read more...]

Student-Work Visa Canada

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by M. from Ontario/Canada   My boyfriend is coming to Canada in January from the UK. He intends on going to college in September, but would like to work from January until then (and during the course if possible).   Should he apply for a work visa, then is he able to switch to a student visa once he gets accepted into the Fall 2012 program?   Thanks, M     Hereunder are a few suggestions I had … [Read more...]

Can my child go to school in Canada if I hold a study permit in Canada ?

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Mrs. Rupa from India   I am from India and planning to move to Canada on a student visa.   Can my 6 years old son get free education there or do I have to pay for his education?   I would also want to know if my child can get a free after school care?   I am a single mother and I want a better future for my son. This is the main reason for wanting to leave India.   Can you give me some … [Read more...]

Pregnant Indian with a Canadian Student Visa

  The following is a question that was submitted to us נט Maneesh from Chennai / India   My wife got a Canadian student visa from the province of Alberta. Her course will commence at the end of august. But the problem is now we know she is about about one month pregnant.   She has to fly to Canada next week.   we have got some information about cost of consultation of doctors and medical treatment.   I think its very difficult to handle all costs relating … [Read more...]

Canadian Student Visa approved

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Sunita from Glasgow   I am sunita from glasgow. Thank you very much for your help during the application procedures. Your answers in our queries were very helpful. Thanks for that. I Had an interview last week as I had told you and got the visa approved today.   My husband had applied for visitor visa with me and we both have visa till Sept. 2015 on expiry date. My husband is not going with me now when I am leaving … [Read more...]

Canada Students Visa Expiring Before End Date of my Course

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Sundip Sharma from New Delhi, India   I will be doing my post-graduate studies in Canada from September to next September. I got my visa recently and noticed that my study visa validity expires on 30th of August. Will I have to move back to my country of origin before the completion of my course as I heard somewhere that they usually don't extend the student visa if it is only required for a couple of more days? … [Read more...]

Canadian Student Visa Requirement – Proof Of Funds Query

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Haseeb Ilyas from Karachi, Pakistan   My name is Haseeb and I intend to study in Canada. I have applied to the Ryerson University Canada and hope fully will get the admission acceptance letter.   My next step is to apply for the Canadian Student Visa. But here I have a query regarding one of the visa requirements that is the "Proof of Funds". I would like to know about this requirement of Canadian Student Visa … [Read more...]

Canada Student Visa Applications – Tips and Suggestions

  Here is what Arun Babu from Vancouver, Canada shared with us about his Canadian student visa application process   Hi to all   I applied for a Canadian study permit on December and received a Student Visa to Canada. I am now studying at the University in Vancouver, BC, Canada.   I would like to share my story and to offer some tips for those who worries about Canadian student visa refusal. I hope it will help you.   At the beginning I applied for F-1 US … [Read more...]